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"De minister, he says dat at der last
day every man will be judged by his
"Well, dat needn't worry us any. We
A Question of Time.
"How much does it cost to get mar
ried?" asked the eager youth.
"That depends entirely on how long
you live." replied the sad-looking man.
SOFT, WHITE HANDS
May be Obtained in One Night.
For preserving the bands as well
ae for preventing redness, roughness.
and chapping, and imparting that vel
vety softness and whiteness much de
sired by women Cuticura Soap, assist
ed by Cutlcura Ointment, is believed
to be superior to all other skin soaps.
For those who work in corrosive
liquids, or at occupations which tend
to injure the hands, it is invaluable.
Treatment-Bathe and soak the
.hands on retiring in a strong, hot,
creamy lather of Cuticura Soap. Dry
and anoint freely with Cuticura Oint
ment, and in severe cases spread the
Cuticura Ointment on thin pieces of
-old linen or cotton. Wear during the
night old, loose gloves, or a light ban
-dage of old cotton or linen to protect
the clothing from stain. For red,
rough, and chapped hands, dry, fis
sured, itching, feverish palms, and
shapeless nails with painful finger
ends, this treatment is most effectiv-e.
-Cuticura Remedies are sold through
eat the world, Potter Drug & Chem.
Corp., sole proprietors, Boston, Mass.
`WOULDN'T MAKE ANY TROUBLE
iMrs. Betsy Baxter a Type of Visitor
Many of Us Have Been Called
on to Entertain.
"La, now, Miss Doolittle, don't you
"o to a mite o' trouble on my account,"
said Mrs. Betsy Baxter when she ar
rived unexpeetedly for dinner at the
home of Mrs. Dorcas Doolittle. "You
know that I'm a person for whom you
can just lay down an extra plate an'
set before me anything you happen to
have in the house. If you just fry a
chicken same as you would for your
own folks, sa' make up a pan o' your
tea biscuits that no one can beat, an'
open a glass o' your red currant jelly,
ac' have a dish oe yoer quince pre
srves, an' some o' that pound cake
you most allus have some pipin' hot
asle fritters, with hot maple syrup to
go with 'em, en' some o' your good
copse an' any vegetables you happen
to have In the hous. I like sweet po
tahoes the way you bake 'em mightily,
but, la, just have anything else you
happen to have. Im one that expects
s"r Is willie" to eat what's set before
4, an' no questions asked nor fault
Soend when I- go vistion'. So don't
'e put yourself out a mite for me.
If you have what rve mentioned an'
wathlg else you want to have I'll be
gatlsbed. I ain't one that cares very
4aeeh about what 3 eat, anyhow. As
the snyin' is, 'any old thing' will do
"How's yer 'usband after the acci.
dent, Mrs. Oinnerty"
"lkith, sometolmes he's bether an'
smmetoimes he's worse, but from the
way he yils an' takes on when he's
ether, O0 thinak be's bether when he's
wurse."-Kansas City Journal.
That's the Question.
'Witfe-You were late last night.
Hub-Beg pardon, my dear. As I
-eame in the front door the clock
Wife-But what time did you arrive
at the head of the stairs?
WHEN DINNER COMES
ene Ought to Have a Good Appetite
A good appetite is the best sauce.
It goes a long way toward helping in
the digestlive proceos, and that is abso
Lately essential to health and strength.
Many persons have found that Grape
Nuts lood is not only nourishing but
s a great appetiser. Even children
ikme the taste of it and grow strong
roand Isy from its use.
It is especially the food to make a
wreak stomach strong and create an
appetite for dinner.
"I am 57 years old," writes a Tenn.
grandmother. "and have had a weak
.tomach from childhood. BIy great care
au to my diet I enjoyed a reasonable
degree of health, but never found any
thing to equal Grape-Nuts as a
"When I have no appetite for break
east and just eat to keep up my
strength, I take 4 teaspoonfuls of
Grape-Nuts with good rich milk and
when dinner comes I am hungry.
While if I go without any breakfast I
meyer feel like eating dinner. Grape.
Nuts for breakfast seems to make a
healthy appetite for dinner.
"My 13-months-old grandson had
ieen very sick with stomach trouble
during the puast summer, and fina:ly we
put him on GrapeNuts. Now he is
rrowing plump and well. When asked
SI he wants his nurse or Grape-Nuts,
he brightens up and points to the
eupboard. He was no trouble to wean
mt all--thanlks to GrapeNuts." Read
tChe little book, "The Road to \Well
wille," In pk "There's a Reason."
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-m awaer. treem es.se time. Th
Ie wmmdfal@ bse
Wr Our Liver Are
SGroudawy Sorter -
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wIgej zi~p.~vo -~
N view of all that
has been said about
the fall in the death
rate, it seems
strange to realize
that we are not liv4
ing so long as our
More babies live to grow up now
adays than formerly, but people 9O. ALC
in later life die faster than they jarm~ r
used. Once arrived at adult age, OP O' -
the average man or woman has 0 0
fewer years of survival to expect,
since their physical vigor and vitality are less
able to throw off disease than would have been
the case half a century ago.
This seems, on the face of it, so surprising a
statement that, in order to be accepted, it should
be backed up by data authentic and indisputable.
Such data are furnished by the figures of the in
surance companies (which all agree on the point),
but it is easier to refer to the government cen
sus reports, which tell the tale in simple and
convincing fashion. Not only are people living
less long than they did half a century ago, but
the decrease in longevity is progressive. Even
during the last 15 years the death rate among all
persons over 55 years of age, of both sexes, has
risen very considerably.
In Part I of the third volume of the United
States census will be found a tabulated state
ment which shows in a very striking way the
rise i the death rate for all aees from 60 up. I
have brought the figures up to date, with the help
of fresh information from Washington-a matter
of no little importance, inasmuch as the increase
has been marked. Thus corrected for accuracy,
the reckoning shows that there has been this in
crease in the death rate for the entire United
For people of ages from 60 to 64, seven per
For people of ages from 65 to 69, 6% per
For people of ages from 70 to 74. 16% per cent.
For people of ages from 75 to 79, seven per
For people of ages from 80 to 84, 15 per cent.
For people of ages from 85 to 89, 12 per cent.
For people of ages from 90 to 94, 30% per
For people of 95 and up, 20% per cent.
These figures tell the story more clearly than
the most eloquent discourse on the subject. They
show that. notwithstanding improved medical
knowledge and the benefits of modern sanitation,
we are dying earlier than our grandparents did.
The reason why offers a topic for considerable
discussion and is not to be summed up in a word,
but one may discover it without much difficulty
in the more complex and luxurious life that we
lead. The lives of our forebears were compara
tively simple and their constitutions, unweak
ened by the luxury and intense nervous strain
of an existence like that of to-day, were stronger ,
than ours and better able to withstand the ap
proaches of disease.
Plenty of proof of this fact may be found in
the vital statistics of our population, especially
in the cities, the figures showing that, while the
death rate from diseases common'to children has
enormously diminished, within the last few years,
the mortality from maladies more properly be
longing to later life, such as heart disease, apo
plexy, cancer and ailments of the liver and kid
neys, has risen to an alarming extent. Nay,
more, it is still going up and seems likely to con
tinue to increase.
The average baby born today has a chance
of reaching five years of age better by 50 per
cent, than would have been the' case half a cen
tury ago. Its prospect of escaping the diseases
of childhood and growing up is vastly improved,
as compared with earlier days.
Now, it is very desirable to save the balpies
and one of the greatest triumphs of our neker
civilization is the successful rearing of three hu
man infants for every two that survived half a
century ago. But it is undeniable that the race
as a whole suffers by the change, inasmuch as
the weaklings, instead of being weeded out, are
thus enabled to grow up. These weaklings not
only propagate other weaklings, but, by reason
of their inferior vigor of constitution, commonly
fail to reach old age. In this fact, doubtless, is
found one cause of the rise in the death rate in
Nothing surely could well be more strange
than the spectacle presented to our view of a
great and increasing acceleration of the sweep
of the dread srythe among peopl beyond middle
age, while multitudes of ckidle are constantly
escaping who must formerly have succumbed. In
both cuaes, too, it is our advanced and perfected
civilization that futpshe the cue, rescuing the
young hit mowing down the old. So far, indced,
doe the harm netrallet the tat, -ot -
srtandin an the aechtevemet of iodern hyIyea
and medical dseove,. It tis doubtftal whether the
average prospective life
time of all is much
greater than was the
case for those living 50
Most of us do not re
alize, perhaps, how
much more complicated
life is than it used to
be. The typical success
fui business man of to
day crowds the work of
20 hours into 10 hours
and only leaves his of
ice to plunge into so
cial dissipation of one
kind or another, eating _ __
too much, drinking too Soo y -f
much, smoking too
much, going to bed too
late, and keeping his
nervous system continu
ally on the rack until, all at once, it breaks
down. Incidentally, his digestion becomes im
paired, his vital organs suffer irritation, which is
often the beginning of disease, and his circula
tion is clogged, threatening apoplexy. No won
der, then, that in many an instance he dies sud
denly, while yet in the prime. of life.
Sudden deaths are much more common than
they used to be. The high pressure of modern
life, with its keen competition and.' intense
strain, is the chief cause. The busy merchant
drives his body machine beyond its capacity and
suddenly it collapses. Heart disease or apo
plexy the attack may be, according to the phy
sician's diagnosis, but it is really over-driving
that is accountable for the mischief. The stren
uous life is all very well, but it is liable in these
days to be carried too far. I have known several
tragic incidents of the kind within the last few
years-one of them the case of a gentleman
whom I had earnestly advised to lead a more
simple life. "Nature," I said to him, "did not
provide you with a machine capable of enduring
such use. You have so many hours for sleep,
so many for work and so many for recreation;
you must arrange them accordingly." But he
kept on at the same gait, and, not long ago,
while speaking at a dinner on board a steam
ship that was entering the harbor of New York,
he dropped dead. A blood-vessel had given
When the body-machine is weakened by over
It cannot withstand the hostile germ life which
It cannot withsttand the hostile germ life which
it is obliged to encounter. In other words, its
power of resistance is diminished,. And when
the hours that should be devoted to healthful
recreation are given up to the enervating dissi
pations of club and social life there is a double
drain upon the vitality. Many business men
nowadays are kept under such continual ner
vous strain that they resort to stimulants in
working hours and it is this sort of abuse, com
bined with constant and racking excitement,
that has earned for paresis recognition as a
brain disease to which stock brokers are pecul
iarly liable--so much so, indeed, that it might
be called broker's insanity.
The conditions of luxury under which most
of us live-for these are days when even the
poor man enjoys comforts such as were unob
tainable by the rich half a century ago-have a
tendency to weaken our constitutions and impair
our vitality. Our houses are overheated and
even the vehicles in which we ride are Often
warmed almost to suffocation. Thus we have
become like hothouse plants and, if by chance
exposed to a current of cool air, we catch cold,
or perhaps contract bronchitis or pneumonia, a
trifling change of temperature cutting our lives
abshort in a twinkling. Or, again, it may be that
a like cause will bring cOngestion of the kidneys,
leading to disease of those organs proving even
Not long ago, while traveling, I chanced to
stop at a village on the river Rhine, where I
found an uastonishing number of old people.
There were dsen over 10 years of age and
many from 80 years old up to the oeatpry mark;
yet straight and vigoros. One ~ioma nearly a
Shundred years old was earning her living by
plckng opsg -hr gandehildwa were amttde
aged. It was quite wonderta. But there wad
no mystery about it; It was merely the dlect of
a simple life spent largely in the fields, with
plain diet, consisting of a by vegetables sad
fruits, little meat, sad native beer and wine for
Nothing can be more obvious than that the
very complexity of our modern ivilization is
shortening our lives. But of all the evils that
aflict us the worst and most destructive are
hurry and worry. Hurry drives the body ma
chine beyond its capacity, while worry racks It
Inwardly. Of the two worry is probably the
worse. This might, indeed, be called the age of
worry. Because of the intense nervous strain to
which we are subjected we do vastly more weo
rying than did our forebears. The average man
of today is coantnually surrounded and pursued
by phantom troubles, which, though few of them
ever materialise into realities, haunt him coe
tinually, ruining his peace of mind and injuring
Worry is not only distressing, but pesitively
dangerous. It is the fruitful cause of many
brain diseases and is often the beginning of di
orders of the nervous system. Men worry about
money matters, about business and about family
afairs. It becomes a habit, growing by what it
feeds on, so that the victim, with nothing on
earth to bother him perhaps, looks around to d
cover something to worry about. If there is
nothing else to be found, he will worry about his
own health, or about his salvation In the neat
world. Worry is one of the meast important ne
tors In the development of kidney troubles.
It may be said in conelusion that the sat,
shown by the census figures of 1900, that people
in rural districts live longer than residents of
the cities affords rather a striking illustratiek of
the nfluence of the complex existence upon loa
gevity. If we are "dying at the top," as Mee
to be the case, the misfortune is unguestlonably
attributable to Inherent detests In the civtilia
Lion of which we are so proud. We have more
amusements, travel faster, are more daintily
fed, wear finer clothes and are surrounded by
more comfort and luxury than any generation
that has preceded us; but we pay for all these
things literally with our lives, which, as If by the
working out of some inexorable law of compe,
nation, have been conslderably shortened already
and eeemingly show a tendency to become pro
gressively shorter and shorter still.
A Noble Woman.
GuOrdian-You say you are going to marry
a man In order to reform him., That is very noble
ofyou. May I ask who t l?
Ward-It's Mr. Oofbyrd.
Guardian-Indeed? I wasn't aware that he
had any bad habits.
Ward-Yes. His friends say that he is becom
ing quite miserly.-Sketch.
"It takes all kinds of people to make a world."
said the ready-made philosopher.
"Certanly," answered the plain person. "look
at erporers. Some of them excel with math
tical tnstruments and some with typewraters
and pltuore machines."-Wubhlangton 8tar.
"That seems to be a eurioi name you have
for yew maler"
"Ys, sub, I calls ~im Climat, 'eavse de me:
you shames him 4 me' lesarpeebie he sits,"
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An efoetlve remedy that will usn
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Glycerine, a hal-ounce of Virgin Oil
of Pine compound pure and eight
ounces of pure Whisky. This mix
ture will cure say cough that is cur
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pound pre is prepared only In the
laboratories of the Leach Chemical
Co, Cincanati, O.
SMART MAN LEFT PONDERING
For Once He Had Asked Question
and Received Answer That
He was a regular patron of the res
taurant. Perhaps that is why he felt
justlfed in making clever remarks to
the waitresses, remarks which they
were puzzled bow to answer. One
day, however, the smallest and tiniest
girl happened to be serving this Irri
tating customer, and It fell to her to
answer him in kind.
"I'I have some steak," he said, com
ing In late for dinner, "and some
squash, and some-got some baked po
tatoes, sne, brown, baked potatoes?"
"Baked potatoes are all over," said
He leaned back It his chair and
gazed at her quissically.
"Baked potatoes all over, are they?"
he repeated. "All over what?"
"With," she replied, simply.-Youth's
She Wants a Bennet.
The manager of a departhent store
eceived the following order from one
of his out-of-town customers, who
wanted a boanet:
"Maure of head from ear to ear
nver top of head 12 Inchen from ear
to ear under my chin nine and one-half
inches; from forehead to back hatr,
seven Inches. I want a black lase bow
net with strapmers sad rosette of red
or Ualler stttag ribbop and would like
a bedh of pink Rsts or a blue plume
with a black et buerets If artilshels
air stli the stile I want a bnch ofat
grapes or a bird's'tale somewhere. I
do not want sarthing to fansy, but if
you thik a .wreath ofat panses would
look good why pet se on. I have soam
good pink ribbe here at home so yea
need nom put on stringst"-I~peot's
iTble," rm t I Cane, "is ot
photngraph with my two French
poodles. Tee recogite mae"
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are the oe with the hat en, sue you
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